Too Faced Announces Chocolate Gold Collection! - Sneak Peak

Hi Beauties!

Just in time for the holidays, Too Faced will be launching the Chocolate Gold Collection.  The collection sounds so decadent.  The products are infused with real gold and 100% cocoa powder.  The collection features a Chocolate Gold Eye Palette, Bronzer, Diamond Highlighter, Glitter Pop Liners, Melted Gold Lip gloss, and Body Glitter.  Keep scrolling to see more information on this line and some drool worthy photos.  The release dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

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Chocolate Gold Palette ($59)

A luxurious gold and cocoa powder infused eye shadow palette filled with foiled shades that are created with real gold for an epic high shine finish.  It features 16 brand new shades with a soft, velvety texture with full coverage payoff.  The palette is made with 100% natural cocoa powder and real gold.

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Chocolate Gold Bronzer - ($38)

The bestselling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer has been upgraded with real gold and smells like a chocolate dream.  It is long wearing bronzer and provides multi-use for face and eyes.
 

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Diamond Light Highlighter - ($34)

Infused with real crushed diamond powder and light reflecting pearls to create a rainbow diamond fire glow. The pink, blue and gold colours can be swirled together to create a unique highlight.
 

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Glitter Pop Eyeliner - ($24)

A easy to peel off with no glitter fall out for a goof-proof application.  The innovative film formula lock down glitter that stays put until you peel it off.  The liner is available in 8 vibrant colours.

Melted Gold Lip Gloss - ($25)

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Melted Gold Lip Gloss - ($25)

A liquid formula that takes on a new life as a turned-up, epic, high glitter-lipped moment when any light shines on it. It's buildable, easy-to-wear and infused with real gold.

Pure Gold - ($22)

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Pure Gold - ($22)

An ultra-fine face and body glitter is infused with real gold and can be used as a highlighter, eyeshadow, on lips, or anywhere else you want to create a high-impact sparkling gold finish.

I can't wait to get my hands on a few pieces from this collection. 

The collection launches on (with exception of the palette):

  • TooFaced.com and Sephora.com - December 8; 
  • Ulta.com on December 15
  • In stores at Sephora and Macy's - December 26.

The palette launches on:

  • TooFaced.com - November 28; 
  • Sephora.com - December 11; 
  • In stores at Sephora from December 11-15
  • Online and in stores at Ulta - December 12; and
  • In stores at Macy's - December 11

Are you planning on picking anything up from this collection?

Samantha 

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Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette - Review, Photo and Swatches

Hi Beauties,

Succeeding the smash hit, the Rose Gold Palette, Huda Beauty released their second eye shadow palette, Desert Dusk.  The vibrant shades were designed to reflect the exotic landscape of the Arabian Desert from the rich sky at sunset to the shifting shades of the sand.  The palette features 18 shades with four different textures.  With a new iridescent duo-chrome formula to reflect the mysterious desert mirages.  The palette retails for $85 CAD and $65 USD.  I will be sharing my review and swatches below as well as an eye tutorial video at the end of the post.

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The metallic purple and pink packaging features a beautiful picture of Huda Kattan, Founder and CEO.  The palette is cardboard like the Rose Gold Palette but it's more luxe, sturdy and thicker in size.  It also includes a sizable mirror on the inside which was missing from the first palette.  I don't use those mirrors so it didn't bother me either way but Huda listened to her fans' complaints and included it this time around.  The shadows consists of one dazzling glitter, eight creamy mattes, six shimmering pearl shades, and three duo-chrome toppers.   The shade Angelic is a repeat from the previous palette.  There are a few shades (Desert Sand, Saffron and Amber) that look similar to shades in the Rose Gold Palette (Bae, Maneater and Henna) but I don't find them to be exact dupes.  To be honest I don't think the Desert Dusk palette would be a standalone palette without those crease and brow bone shades.

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Via Hudabeauty.com

Matte Shades:  Blazing, Saffron, Amethyst, Oud, Amber, Eden, Musk, and Desert Sand.  Of course, no palette would be complete without highly-pigmented, buttery-smooth mattes. We’ve included subtle sandy nude shades as well as vibrant purples and ochres.

Pressed Pearls: Turkish Delight, Angelic, Cashmere, Royal, Nefertiti, and Blood Moon.  These pure pearl formulas create a high shimmer effect to add depth and intensity to your look. I love using these by themselves, the formula is just SO rich, but they also layer beautifully on top of mattes.

Duo-Chrome Toppers:  Retrograde, Twilight, and Celestial.  This texture was so important to the palette as it perfectly captures the ever-changing illusions of the desert. You guys will die when you see how each shade transforms in the light! 

One Pure Glitter: Cosmo.  Glitter was a must for this palette! It just adds sooo much impact to your look. We combined magenta, bronze, and golden tones to create a luxurious glitter texture that looks insane all over the lid or just as a liner.

Top Row - Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amber, Blood Moon and Oud

Top Row - Desert Sand, Musk, Eden, Amber, Blood Moon and Oud

Middle Row: Celestrial, Nerfertiti, Twilight, Amethyst, Royal and Retrograde

Middle Row: Celestrial, Nerfertiti, Twilight, Amethyst, Royal and Retrograde

Bottom Row: Cashmere, Angelic, Cosmo, Turkish Delight, Saffron and Blazing

Bottom Row: Cashmere, Angelic, Cosmo, Turkish Delight, Saffron and Blazing

"I spent so much time to ensure that every shade was absolutely perfect, and every color is so special to me. It was also really important to me that we take all our knowledge and feedback from our first palette, and create something that would showcase our growing experience and knowledge."—Huda Kattan

Here I used Desert Sand, Eden, Amethyst, Saffron, Blazing and Twilight.  See full tutorial below.

Here I used Desert Sand, Eden, Amethyst, Saffron, Blazing and Twilight.  See full tutorial below.

The matte shades have smooth texture and they apply evenly and pigmented with the exception of a few shades.  Amethyst, Saffron and Blazing had a rougher and drier texture in the pan but applied well with no patchiness.  Those three are my favourite matte shades from this palette.  The mattes are blendable and they blend well into each other.  I didn't experience any fallout in the pan.  The pressed pearls are pure pressed pearls in plum, bronze and rose hues that create a velvety,  shimmer finish.  My favourite are Turkish Delight, Blood Moon and Royal as they have more of metallic finish.  They are creamy, apply smoothly and pigmented, more than the others.  The others have more of a sparkly finish and apply best with a wet brush.  Angelic, Cashmere, Nefertiti are lighter in colour and would look great over the matte shades.  The duo-chrome toppers are designed to shift in colour.  They apply best with your fingers and a glitter glue.  Without the glue and fingers, they don't give an opaque finish.  As they are toppers, I also recommend using a base colour to maximize the reflection and pigmentation.  Twilight is my absolute favourite shade from the entire palette.  The pure glitter shade, Cosmo, has a unique texture.  It has a creaminess to it and isn't as messy as a loose glitter.  It moves around in the pan so a light hand should be used as well as an adhesive base.   

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Overall, I'm very pleased with this palette.  It is very versatile, I can see myself creating many different looks with it.  I love the vibrant purple shades; Twilight is stunning!  Now would I recommend getting the Desert Dusk Palette if you already own the Rose Gold Edition, yes I would.  The two palettes are very different and I love them both.  Huda's palettes are quite expensive so I'm glad I was able to purchase this one during the VIB sale.

You can shop the Desert Dusk Palette at Sephora, Shophudabeauty.com and Cult Beauty.

Did you pick this palette up?  What are your thoughts?

Samantha 

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Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set - Muse & Angelic: Review, Photos and Swatches

Hi Beauties!

If you're a Huda Beauty fan like myself, you need this lip set!  The limited edition gift set was designed to re-create Huda's signature contoured lip look.  The Contour & Lip Strobe Sets are packaged in the cutest lip shaped tin.  Included inside is a full-size Lip Contour, a mini Liquid Matte Lipstick in a complementary shade and a mini Lip Strobe.  Each set was curated by Huda herself to create the perfect ombre effect for the illusion of fuller lips.   There are five different sets available and they retail for $33 CAD and $25 USD at Sephora and shophudabeauty.com.  Today I will be sharing swatches of the Muse & Angelic Set.

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Muse & Angelic — "A show-stopping blend of Liquid Matte in a rich mauve combined with the pretty pink undertones and gold pearls of Angelic flatters every skin tone.  Simply line your lips with the Lip Contour, then fill them in with the Liquid Matte shade before applying the high-shine Lip Strobe."

Wearing the Muse and Angelic set on my lips

Wearing the Muse and Angelic set on my lips

I really adore the formula on the Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes.  The formula is thin, lightweight and so comfortable to wear.  I already own the shade Muse.  It is such a pretty mauve shade and I don't know why I haven't worn mine as much before.  I honestly bought this kit for the lip strobe and the tin.  Angelic is a gorgeous pink with fine gold pearls.  It has a high shine finish with medium coverage.  All three, the lip contour,  liquid lipstick and strobe can be worn individually but when combined, they make a killer combo.  

Muse Liquid Matte, Muse and Angelic, Angelic and Muse Lip Contour

Muse Liquid Matte, Muse and Angelic, Angelic and Muse Lip Contour

I think this would make the perfect gift for lipstick lovers.  I'm obsessed with the Muse and Angelic combo and the tin is so fabulous.  I plan on using the tin to store my mini Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes.  I really want to pick up the Trendsetter & Snobby Set but it was sold out for a while.

Did you purchase any of the Contour & Lip Strobe Sets?

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Nudestix Creator's Palette - Review, Photos and Swatches

Hi Beauties,

Nudestix has teamed up with leading beauty and lifestyle social media gurus to create their own hand blended shades.   Each custom shade was created to reflect the babe bosses' personal style.  I'm already a fan of the brand's previous kit, #Babeboss Fave Box (reviewed here).  The limited edition NUDE(ART)IST set features six Magnetic Matte Lip pencils in an ultra-hip Magnetic Matte Lip Color formula.  It features pretty corals and dusty pinks as well burgundy and brown shades that are perfect for fall.  The set retails for $65 CAD and has a value of $168. 

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The limited edition set comes in a black tin with the creator's signatures printed in red.  The same design is replicated on the pencils with each creator's signature on their own lipstick.  There is a huge mirror on the inside and it comes with a sharpener like all their kits do.  The formula is very creamy and it glides on smoothly.  The lipsticks are highly pigmented and have long-lasting power.  I didn't find them drying but I usually wear a lip balm under all matte lipsticks.  They were also easy to reapply throughout the day.  All shades are very pretty and wearable on me with the exception of Joyce.   That's just due to the fact that I don't like to wear dark colours but you some of you will love it.  Freckle is amongst my favourites.

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Here are the #BABEBOSSES (via nudestix.ca)

@ssssamanthaa – Freckle: a matte ‘70’s warm burgundy meets ‘90’s brown. This is a universal bold nude shade that looks equally great on pale, medium and deep skin tones.

@makeupbydg – Montaigne: the perfect matte natural, nude brown lip. A perfectly natural ‘your lips but better’ tone that takes a nude lip to the next level.

@lynettecenee – Sonoran: a matte, boho brown. Inspired by her roots, this shade pays tribute to the sandy, golden desert hues of Arizona.

@saythelees – Go Girl: a soft matte coral nude lip tone. A natural nude lippie for all occasions.

@iamkareno – Baby K: a fresh, matte coral with a millennial edge. Baby K embodies a cool Asian inspired lifestyle.

@cydbee – Joyce: a deep rich matte cocoa tone. Named after her mom Joyce this lip colour is the perfect statement when applied as a stain.

L-R: Freckle, Go Girl, Baby K, Sonoran, Montaigne and Joyce

L-R: Freckle, Go Girl, Baby K, Sonoran, Montaigne and Joyce

You can shop this palette at sephora, nudestix and Ulta.  I have a discount code with Nudestix.  Please feel free to use code MYBEAUTYFAVS10 for ten percent off.

Have you tried Nudestix?

Samantha 

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Essence Fall/Winter 2017 Collection - Photos and Swatches

Hi Beauties!

Essence's fall and winter collection is here to give you voluminous lashes, metallic lids, a variety of lip colours and easy to use complexion perfectors.  Essence is continually staying aware of current trends while being wallet-friendly.  There are so many great items in this launch from mascaras, palettes, lip glosses, a cushion eyeliner to nail art and hand cream.  Today I will be sharing some pieces from the collection and swatches.

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Eye and Face Palette - $6.99

This palette contains four eyeshadows, a blush and highlighter shade.

Glow for It (I accidentally forgot to swatch one of the eyeshadow shades)

Glow for It (I accidentally forgot to swatch one of the eyeshadow shades)

BLUSHplay Sculpting Blush Palette - $6.99

This palette includes three blush shades that can be worn individually or blended together to create a multidimensional look.  There are two colour combinations available.

Play it Peach - Highlight, Define and Sculpt

Play it Peach - Highlight, Define and Sculpt

The Metals Eyeshadow - $4.99

There are nine shades ranging from sot bronze to vibrant teal.  The new formula is soft and goes on smoothly and has a metallic shimmer finish.  

L-R - Vanilla Brilliance, Ballerina Glam, Patina Glow, Silver Update and Chocolate Frosting

L-R - Vanilla Brilliance, Ballerina Glam, Patina Glow, Silver Update and Chocolate Frosting

Water Kiss Glossy Lip Color - $4.49

A medium coverage, lightweight gloss that is available in six shades.  Four shades are swatched below.

Matt Matt Matt Lipgloss - $4.99

These glosses are more like a lip velvet as they have a creamy mousse formula.  There are five available shades.

L-R: Water Kiss - Ocean Girl, Deep Sea Love, Aquatic Chic. Matt Matt Matt - La Via Est Belle, Beauty Approved and Girl of Today

L-R: Water Kiss - Ocean Girl, Deep Sea Love, Aquatic Chic. Matt Matt Matt - La Via Est Belle, Beauty Approved and Girl of Today

Metal Shock Lipstick - $5.99

These creamy lipsticks have a metallic finish and are available seven bold shades from rose gold to emerald green. 

L-R: Venom, Guns 'n Rose, Purple Pistol and Iron Maiden

L-R: Venom, Guns 'n Rose, Purple Pistol and Iron Maiden

Color Correcting Sticks - $5.99

Five sticks to colour correct every skin concern from dark circles, redness and dull skin.   

You can shop the Essence fall/winter collection at Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Essencemakeup.com.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color: B304, B500 and H312 - Review and Swatches

Hi beauties!

MAKE UP FOR EVER released a new innovation of colour and customization with new Artist Face Color.  The collection features 34 highlighters, sculpting powders, and blushes.  You can mix and match to make endless colour combinations.  The formulas are available in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes.  One can create single, duo or trio palettes in any combination of the 18 blushes, 10 highlight or 10 contour shades.  I will be sharing the shades I chose below as well as swatches.

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Each pan retails for $29 and the empty mono, duo and trio palettes are $2.  Considering the quality of the palettes, this is a great deal.  The packaging is very sleek and convenient for taking it on-the-go.  The formula features "atomized pigments" which allows for an "intense colour" payoff.    I don't find them overly pigmented but are buildable.  I find you need to use a moderate hand or dense brush to get full coverage.  The powders have a satin feel to them and blend easily into the skin.  I went with two blushes and one highlighter instead of a sculpting shade.   The camel blush (B304) leaves a natural flush of colour on my skin tone.  As vibrant as shade B500 is swatched, it's not that dark on so don't be intimated by the shade.   It did take more effort to diffuse and blend but it does sheer out leaving a nice natural look.  I decided not to go with a typically gold highlighter that I'm usually drawn to and went with H312.  It reminded me of Becca Cosmetics' Blushed Copper which I love.  Shade H312 is slightly lighter than Blushed Copper.  It is shimmery but not over the top and is best suited for darker skin tones or as a blush topper.

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B304 - camel blush

B500 - plum blush

H312 - shimmery gold-copper highlight

Overall, I love the concept of creating your own palette.  There is a wide variety of shades available for the blush, sculpt and highlight powders.  You can differentiate between the three categories by the first letter of the shade name (B for Blush, S for Sculpting and H for Highlighter).  The blushes have a smooth velvety and dense texture.  I didn't experience any fall out with them.  There are better quality blushes out there as far as pigmentation.  If you like a  natural look then this would be great as they leave a seamless finish.

You can shop the Artist Face Color at Sephora and makeupforever.com.

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Generation Beauty NYC Swag Bag Unboxing + Giveaway

Hi Beauties,

As some of you may already know I was recently in New York City for Gen Beauty.  I was invited as a creator by Ipsy and I wanted to share some pics from the event as well as what was inside the goodie bag.  There is also a huge giveaway at the end of the video and you're welcome to enter until October 15th.

Giveaway Rules:
- must be subscribed to my channel
- leave a comment below - anything you want (negative comments will get you blocked)
That's it!

Bonus entries:
- Follow my Instagram @mybeautyfavs and in your comment below let me know your IG handle
- subscribed to my blog www.mybeautyfavs.com

Contest ends: October 15, 8pm EST
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Winner will receive:

Nudestix Magnetic Matte lip colour - Sonogram

Mac Retro Matte liquid lip - Uniformly Fabulous

Royal and Langnickel Moda ComplexionPerfection 4pc makeup brush set

MUFE Skin Equalizer Primer

Physicians formula:
City Glow NYC Bronzer
 Butter Blush - Natural Glow

Pur cosmetics:
Pur cosmetics lip gloss - Chateau Kisses
Beauty blender

Essence Cosmetics:
Makeup Bag
Lash Princess Mascara
Rock n Doll Eyeliner
Matte Lipstick - Vibrant Shock
Colour Correcting Mattifying powder 10
Light up your Face Luminizer Palette
Satin Touch Blush - Satin Love
All About Chocolates eyeshadow palette

Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer

Pixi Peel and Polish

Catrice cosmetics:
Makeup Bag
Lashes to Kill Mascara
Highlighter - Champagne
Primer
Camouflage Cream
Velvet Matte

Trestique lip crayon - Barcelona

Covergirl Tru naked Jewels eyeshadow palette

Kiss New York:
Halo Strobing Palette
Matte Velvet Lipstick - Egoism 11

Lock color cushion lip pen

Ciaté liquid velvet - Diva

Rimmel London:
Stay Matte liquid lip - Rossetto
Shake it Fresh Mascara

Dirty Little Secret:
Baked highlighter
Lipstick - Poison
Lip gloss - Spiced Latte

Kokie nail polish - Heavenly

Absolute New York:
Matte liquid eyeliner
2 Shimmer liquid eyeliner

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